After Queen Elizabeth II’s death, tributes from authors, actors, athletes and more began pouring in.
On Thursday (8 September), the world was shaken by the announcement of the death of Britain’s longest-lived monarch, who died at the age of 96.
In response to the news, celebrities took to social media to share thoughtful tributes. You can keep up to date with the news about the queen’s death here.
The tributes were led by Daniel Craig, who memorably performed as James Bond alongside the Queen at the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
She said POPE: “I, like so many, have been deeply saddened by today’s news and my thoughts are with the royal family, those she loved and all those who loved her”.
Craig added that the queen would be “deeply missed”
Other stars to pay homage to the monarch included Elton John, Mick Jagger, Sir Mo Farah, and Helen Mirren.
“All my life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there”, Jagger, frontman of the Rolling Stones wrote on Twitter. “In my childhood I remember seeing the highlights of her marriage on TV. I remember her as a beautiful young woman, for the nation’s much-loved grandmother. My deepest condolences go to the royal family ”.
“My condolences to the royal family at this very sad time. The queen was loved all over the world and meant so much to so many. Meeting her was one of the greatest honors of my life, “tweeted British Olympic gold medalist Farah.
Mirren, who played Elizabeth II in the 2006 film Queen, expressed his condolences on Instagram. “I am proud to be Elizabethan,” she wrote. “We mourn a woman, who, with or without the crown, was the epitome of nobility.”
Ozzy Osbourne also paid tribute on Twitter, writing: “I mourn with my country the death of our greatest queen. With a heavy heart I say that the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II is devastating “.
David Beckham posted a photo of the queen on Instagram with the caption: “I am truly saddened by the death of Her Majesty, the Queen … How devastated we feel today shows what she has meant to people in this country and around the world. “
Sports character Gary Lineker added: “Such a terribly sad day. Her Majesty the Queen is dead. A truly extraordinary woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace. A comforting ever present in the life of most of us. Rest in peace, majesty ».
Harry Potter Star Jason Isaacs shared, “It never made any sense to have a queen and yet she, Elizabeth, somehow raised the debate over privilege or political controversy in a life stoically devoted to public service and duty. Eight decades of public life. An important woman “.
Comedian Jack Whitehall added: “Rest in peace, your majesty. It has meant so much to so many people. What an incredible life ”.
“Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth,” Elton John honored in a Twitter statement. “She was an inspiring presence and she led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a sincere and caring warmth. Queen Elizabeth has been an important part of my life from childhood until today and I will miss her very much. “
Paris Hilton posted: “The original girl’s boss. One of the most inspirational women. The end of an era. “
“I am saddened to learn of Queen Elizabeth II’s death,” added former US tennis player Billie Jean King. “For 70 years, her leadership, her impact and her influence on the UK and the global community have been immense. I met her in 2010 at Wimbledon and it was a special moment for me. “
“RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 96 years old. The greatest monarch in history and the greatest of the British. She was dignified, humble, wise, stoic and dedicated to duty and service to the country she loved. Thanks for everything, ma’am. We will forever be in your debt, “tweeted Piers Morgan.
“What an extraordinary life. A fixed point, apparently unchanged by the whirlwinds of history around her. So weird to be suddenly without it, “wrote host Sue Perkins.
“The queen was an extraordinary woman and this nation was very lucky,” recalled British author Philip Pullman. “I’m old enough to remember the Coronation; she has been there all my life and I will miss her.
“Devastating news that Her Majesty the Queen is dead. I have been fortunate to have been in her company more than once and have always had a sense of awe and gratitude. We have lost the greatest monarch who devoted his entire life so selflessly to our country. RIP lady, ” Dragon’s Lair He released the television personality Peter Jones.
“Mysterious Girl” singer Peter Andre shared an Instagram post, writing, “Like many I am so sad about it. It made me very emotional. Very surreal. Oh. The longest reigning monarch in British history. A true leader. Our queen, but also mother, grandmother and wife. May she rest in peace with her beloved husband ”.
“So saddened by the loss of our queen. She especially she was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. My deepest condolences go out to the family, “Keep Bleeding singer Leona Lewis tweeted.
X Factor alum e Celebrity glasses box star Rylan Clark-Neal wrote: “God rest his soul”.
Apple CEO Tim Cook commented, “There is nothing nobler than dedicating your life to serving others. We stand by the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth to honor the life and dedication to the duty of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. You may rest in peace. “
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a video from his gym, saying, “I’m so sorry. I know pain. For example, we all know pain. What a life! What an amazing life! I have never had the privilege or l honor to meet Queen, but what a life “.
“What an amazing and elegant woman,” actor Jennifer Garner wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of the queen.
Retired footballer Alan Shearer added: “The Queen has dedicated her life to serving this country. It was an honor for a Newcastle boy to be in her presence. Thank you Madam. For all.”
“My thoughts are with the royal family at this very difficult time. The queen was an extraordinary inspiration and she will be remembered for her incredible years of service to this country. Rest in peace, Your Majesty, ”echoed Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.
Whoopi Goldberg recalled: “Several years ago I met Queen Elizabeth a The performance of the real variety 2009. As he approached me, all I could think of was WTH ?? I am an American project boy and I am in the company of the Queen of England. I was in awe. Rest in peace. God save the king. “
“We will remember her for her warmth and dedication to the British people during her reign.” West End star Michael Ball shared, “The Queen was the personification of strength, duty, determination and fortitude. We will never see her like this again in our life and I was proud to be her faithful subject. Rest in peace of her Royal Majesty of her. A life lived really well ».
Victoria Beckham also said that “today is a very sad day for the whole world”.
The Spice Girls singer said she was “deeply saddened” by the Queen’s death and that “she will be remembered for her loyalty and constant service.”
My big fat marriage Writer and star Nia Vardalos shared a photo of herself alongside the deceased royal, tweeting: “God bless the queen, the most charming and funniest dinner companion. Rest in peace, dear Queen Elizabeth. “
Janet Jackson also shared a tribute, posting a photograph of herself shaking hands with the queen.
Rufus Wainwright posted a similar photo of himself meeting the Queen at Westminster Abbey for Commonwealth Day in 2012.
The Queen was also mourned by singer Sir Tom Jones, who claimed to have been “an inspiration for my whole life”.
“He was a reassuring force in troubled times, his dedication was flawless and his commitment to duty unrivaled,” he tweeted, adding “long live the king.”
Ant and Dec released a joint statement, stating that “it’s hard to believe he won’t be with us anymore.”
“Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to King Charles and the entire royal family,” they said.
Theater star Andrew Lloyd Webber said he called the queen “the constant anchor of not only Britain and her beloved Commonwealth, but an inspiration to the world for her life in service.”
“His legacy will be remembered as a selfless beacon for the love, understanding and celebration of other human beings around the world, regardless of their race or creed,” Webber wrote.
Harry Styles paid tribute to Queen during his concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The One Direction star asked the crowd to join him in applause for his “70 years of service”.